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Medieval Persian Rugs

MEDIEVAL STYLE

The Middle Ages in Europe followed the end of the Roman Empire, and in this time of change, which preceded the Renaissance, furniture was simple and utilitarian, with most homes having only the necessities like chests and benches. Much of medieval furniture, which was often made in oak or walnut, was built for the elite, particularly the emerging merchant class who owned multiple homes.

Life for many in the medieval era was unstable, and furniture was designed to be functional and portable. Peasants worked the fields for affluent landowners and didn’t have access to literature in the way that nobles and people of the church did (women less so than men). The furniture in their modest dwellings was typically limited to cookware and a handful of stools. Foldable chairs, while uncommon in homes of the early Middle Ages and emblematic of wealth, like all other furnishings of the time, allowed for easy transportation of a household. Trestle tables with detachable legs and collapsible beds were designed to be simply moved from place to place.

Medieval blanket chests were among the most important furniture objects and could further serve as tables or even beds. Some ancient traditions were carried forward to build this sturdy furniture, such as turnery. Although the furniture was minimally designed, embellishments like carvings added elegance to the heavy wood pieces. These details sometimes reflected trends in religious art like rose windows.

By the later Middle Ages, storage pieces like chests of drawers were often adorned with high relief carvings, such as geometric and floral motifs. By the 14th and 15th centuries, design had developed to include more involved pieces like cupboards and desks, while benches frequently doubled as chests with hinged seats. Beds also changed in this era from basic boards to four-post designs with large drapes to keep the sleeper warm. These beds and other medieval bedroom furniture were significant status symbols, passed down through families and used as places to conduct business and receive visitors.

Surviving examples of medieval furniture are very rare, yet its distinctive aesthetics influenced later styles like William and Mary and Arts and Crafts.

Find a collection of medieval seating, garden elements, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Medieval
Imperial Red Vintage Persian Hamadan Pure Wool Hand Knotted Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'2"x9' Link White Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

Chili Red Antique Persian Baluch Prayer Design Pure Wool Hand Knotted Clean Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1930s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

1'10"x2'6" Red Hand Knotted Pure Wool Antique Persian Sarouk Mat Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1920s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

3'6"x9'8" Brown Soft Wool Vintage Persian Heriz Hand Knotted Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

2'x2'6" Jalapeno Red Mat Antique Persian Sarouk Hand Knotted Pure Wool Clean Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1920s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

3'3"x9'4" Terracotta Red Vintage Persian Hamadan Hand Knotted Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

2'x2'10" Blue Antique Persian Sarouk Hand Knotted Pure Wool Even Wear Mat Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1910s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

1'10"x2'8" Red Antique Persian Mohajaran Sarouk Mat Hand Knotted Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

3'5"x5' Polo Blue Pure Wool Hand Knotted Antique Persian Sarouk Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1920s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

2'5"x3' Red Antique Persian Sarouk Hand Knotted Pure Wool Mat Clean Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1910s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

2'6"x4'10" Red Antique Persian Sarouk Pure Wool Hand Knotted Clean Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1920s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

4'6"x5'6" Blue Antique Persian Heriz Hand Knotted Wool Worn Down Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

4'2"x6'4" Orange Rust Antique Persian Sarouk Mohajoren Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'8"x11'2" Brown Antique Persian Bakshaish Hand Knotted Wide Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

4'2"x6'4" Blue Antique Persian Lavar Kerman Medallion Design Hand Knotted Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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Early 1900s Persian Antique Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

4'7"x8'6" Green Hand Knotted Old Northwest Persian Wool Wide Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

9'x19'4" Barn Red Antique Persian Sarouk Rare Gallery Size Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1930s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

7'3"x9'8" Carnelian Red, Antique Persian Heriz, Soft Wool, Hand Knotted, Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1910s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

10'9"x22'5" Claret Red Vintage Persian Heriz Wool Hand Knotted Gallery Size Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'2"x9'3" Multicolored Vintage Persian Hamadan Hand Knotted Pure Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'6"x9'8" Multicolored Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Persian Heriz Runner Clean Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'9"x3'10" Orange Boteh Design Vintage Persian Sarouk Mir Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'6"x10'9" Multicolored Soft Wool Hand Knotted Vintage Persian Heriz Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'4"x9' Blue Vintage Persian Tabriz Tree Design Hand Knotted All Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'10"x6' Coral Red Vintage Persian Heriz Hand Knotted Worn Down Pure Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'10"x6'10" Red Hand Knotted Vintage Persian Baluch Geometric Wool Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'2"x5'10" Ivory Hand Knotted Wool Rustic Look Old Persian Tabriz Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'6"x7'6" Snow White Vintage Persian Tabriz Hand Knotted Wool Clean Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'6"x9' Steel Blue Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Overdyed Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

2'5"x10'8" Indian Red Hand Knotted All Wool Vintage Persian Bibikabad Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

4'10"x8'1" Tango Red Hand Knotted Overdyed Vintage Persian Shiraz Pure Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'5"x9'3" Multicolored Vintage Persian Hamadan Hand Knotted Pure Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'x9' Blue Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Narrow Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'x12' Brown Natural Wool Vintage Persian Heriz Runner Hand Knotted Clean Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

4'x11'3" Kombu Green Overdyed Vintage Persian Serab Wool Hand Knotted Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

5'x8'1" Red Hand Knotted Old Persian Shiraz Animal Figurines Wool Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

4'3"x13'10" Red Hand Knotted Vintage Northwest Persian Wide Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'1"x5'10" Ivory Hand Knotted Wool White Wash Vintage Persian Tabriz Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'1"x5'9" Vista White Hand Knotted Pure Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'2"x5'10" Old Wood White Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'5"x7'6" Ivory Rustic Look Pure Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Hand Knotted Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'2"x5'10" Ivory Vintage Persian Tabriz Hand Knotted Wool Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

7'9"x11'5" Caramel Gold Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Persian Joshagan Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'6"x12'9" Red Rustic Look Vintage Persian Hamadan Hand Knotted Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'9"x10' Cough Mixture White Vintage Persian Tabriz Hand Knotted Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'9"x3'8" Brown All Wool Hand Knotted Vintage Persian Baluch Clean Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'9"x6'1" Red Wool Even Wear Vintage Persian Shiraz Hand Knotted Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'6"x10' Ivory Vintage Persian Tabriz Hand Knotted Worn Pure Wool Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

2'6"x10' White Hand Knotted Fragment Pure Wool Vintage Persian Tabriz Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'2"x9'6" Multicolored Hand Knotted Wool Vintage Northwest Persian Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

3'5"x10'2" Red Vintage Persian Lilahan Sheared Low Abrash Oriental Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

4'9"x6'9" Orange Hand Knotted Wool Semi Antique Persian Sheeraz Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

3'7"x10'3" Summer Fig Red Vintage Persian Heriz Pure Wool Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

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Wool

11'2"x17'10" Ivory Cropped Thin Vintage Persian Lilihan Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
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1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

5'3"x8'6" Red Vintage Persian Bakthiar Hand Knotted Pure Wool Clean Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1950s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

6'3"x9'7" Brown Vintage Persian Heriz Tribal Rustic Look Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

3'3"x10'6" Red Vintage Northwest Persian Hand Knotted Wool Runner Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This fabulous Hand-Knotted carpet has been created and designed for extra strength and durability. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to m...
Category

1960s Persian Vintage Medieval Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Medieval persian rugs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Medieval persian rugs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage persian rugs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include rugs and carpets, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, wool and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Medieval persian rugs made in a specific country, there are Asia, Iran, and West Asia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for persian rugs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $330 and tops out at $49,000 while the average work can sell for $2,213.

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